Ricky Ponting to quit Test cricket after Perth Test against South Africa

Ricky Ponting, who turns 38 next month, announced his retirement from Test cricket with this week's Perth Test against South Africa to be his last.

updated: November 29, 2012 11:28 IST
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Perth: Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting on Thursday called time on his 17-year Test career, announcing this week's clash against South Africa in Perth will be his last.

"This Test will be my last," he said at a hastily-called press conference, adding that he will continue to play for Tasmania in the domestic competition this summer.

Ponting, who turns 38 next month, has failed in three innings against the Proteas during draws in Brisbane and Adelaide and pressure has been building on the veteran ahead of Friday's series decider in Perth.

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